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National International Current Affairs 06 April 2020

Current Affairs Daily News Update 06 April 2020

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♦ PM Narendra Modi had a conversation with Hamad Bin Isa Al Khalifa, King of Bahrain via telephone, discussed the ongoing COVID-19 health crisis and its consequences

Country: Kingdom of Bahrain
Capital: Manama
Official languages: Arabic
Government: Unitary Parliamentary Constitutional Monarchy
Legislature: National Assembly
Upper house: Consultative Council
Lower house: Council of Representatives
Monarch: Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa
Crown Prince:
Salman Bin Hamad Al Khalifa
Prime Minister: Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa

♦ Prime Minister Narendra Modi had a conversation with PM Australia, Scott Morrison via a telephone, discussed the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, and the domestic response strategies

Country: Australia
Capital: Canberra
Currency: Australian dollar (AUD)
Government: Federal Parliamentary Constitutional Monarchy
Legislature: Parliament
Upper House: Senate
Lower House: House of Representatives
Monarch: Elizabeth II
Governor-General: David Hurley
Prime Minister: Scott Morrison

♦ Prime Minister Narendra Modi greeted people on the occasion of Mahavir Jayanti or Mahavir Janma Kalyanak. Celebrates the birth of Mahavir, 24th and last Tirthankara of present Avasarpiṇi in Jainism and its one of the most important religious festivals in Jainism

  • Who is Mahavir: Mahavira is also known as Vardhamana born in the early part of the 6th century into a royal Kshatriya Jain family in Bihar, to Siddhartha and Trishala. He was the 24th Tirthankara of Jainism after the successor of 23rd Tirthankara Parshvanatha. Symbol of Mahavira is the Lion

♦ Union Cabinet decided not to operate MPLADS for 2 years ie., 2020-21 and 2021-22. These funds will be used for managing COVID19 in the country

  • MPLADS: Members of Parliament Local Area Development Scheme, formulated by GOI on 23 Dec 1993, MPs can suggest or recommend to the District Collector for developmental works in their constituencies for the betterment of people. Each MP is allocated 5 crores per year since 2011-12 which has been increased from 2 crores in 1998-99 and 5 lakh in 1993-94

♦ Ministry of Environment, Forest issued an advisory regarding containing and management of COVID-19 in National Parks/ Sanctuaries/ Tiger Reserves in the outbreak of report on a Tiger infected with the COVID 19 in Bronx Zoo New York, USA

♦ Department of Science and Technology (DST) invited proposal for the development of Antiviral Nano-coatings for producing anti-COVID-19 Triple Layer Medical masks and N-95 respirators and Personal Protective Equipment, PPEs for safeguarding health care workers against COVID-19

♦ Goa launched “COVID-Locator” mobile app to tackle COVID-19 in the state

♦ Mizoram launched “m-COVID-19 ” Mobile App to tackle COVID-19 in the state

♦ Mylab Discovery Solutions Pvt. Ltd developed “Patho Detect” is the 1st Indigenous testing kit for COVID-19 In India

♦ Duckworth-Lewis method in cricket co-inventor Tony Lewis died at the age of 78 years. Duckworth-Lewis is the algorithmic solution that calculates a new target for a batting side team based on its wicket and overs left over

♦ Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik to be conferred with the ‘Hero To Animals Award ‘ By PETA for his compassionate act of allocating Rs 54 lakhs from a relief fund to feed community animals in 5 municipal corporations and 48 municipalities of Odisha during the COVID-19 lockdown

♦ IAF Airlifted 6.2 tonnes of essential drugs to the Maldives under Operation Sanjeevani

♦ Asian Development Bank projected India’s growth to 4% in the year 2020-21

♦ World-Renowned Virologist Gita Ramjee died due to complications of a COVID-19 infection

♦ Indian Railways developed a Low-Cost Ventilator called “Jeevan “

♦ Thailand and Malaysia weightlifters barred from Tokyo 2020 because of multiple doping offenses

♦ India officially submitted bids to Host AFC Asian Cup 2027

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